All in the Family and The Jefferson LIVE

Live in front of the audience was LIVE, but when Jamie Foxx, Oscar winner, acting as George Jefferson in the All in The Family, even his co-star Anthony Anderson and the rest of the cast either giggle or laugh, flubbed his lines. Jamie Foxx handles it like a professional. Woody, who played Archie Bunker, could not control his laughter, he turned around to hide his laughter, that’s what happened when you do live performance in front of millions of people either with the studio audience and TV audience. There was another one when George walks on Bently’s back the boom mic appears in the frame.

The only actors who were believable were Marisa Tomei, Wanda Sykes, and Jamie Foxx.  Other actors Ellie Kemper, Ike Barninholtz, Anthony Anderson, Marisa Tomei, Wanda Sykes, Mara Gibbs, Jennifer Hudson, Will Ferrell, Amber Steven West, Stephen Tobolosky, Sean Hayes, Jackee Harry, and Kerry Washington. They did a tremendous job in performing their roles. if this show gets an Emmy Nomination, these actors deserve it.  

Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei sang the opening song “Those were the days” it was perfect. The episode they did was “Henry’s Farewell”, which aired in October 1973. In which they meet the Jefferson at the party say farewell to Henry Jefferson, George’s brother

The script was written by Norman Lear himself, a fantastic comedy writer.  If people wanted to be a scriptwriter for television, they should learn from the best from Norman Lear writings and his shows.

The name mention in conversation was Shirley Chisholm,  Democratic in 1968 she became the first black woman elected to the United State Congress. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

In The Jefferson pilot, “A friend in Need,” premiere in January 1975, George demands that Louise hire a maid. However, the couple ends up hiring a sassy maid.

In the LIVE version show in 2019  and the IMDB mention someone else, which was a decoy. We did not know who will play the maid until Marla Gibbs appeared in the doorway of the Jefferson apartment. She was the original maid in the series. The studio audience and the TV audience was surprised to see, and she still knew her lines, and she did not flub her lines at all, she was a fantastic performer.

In the original show in the 1970s family hour was considered to be the 8 pm hour, Norman Lear and the executives pushed the FCC to show the program around the 8 pm slot, not 9 pm or later, of course, there were lawsuits back in those days, and so Norman won the case. The N-word was used on the show, live in front of the studio audience and the TV audience that shocked America, and it made news back in the 1970’s.

The point of these two iconic shows tells the relationship between black and white and how they were treated differently and the language they used back in the 1970s. We could learn a lot about the relationship back then, today too much chaos. They are still showing the classic of All in the Family and The Jefferson on syndication.

There are few shows, such as The Goldbergs on ABC they used foul language too, but it is bleeped out, which is considered to be in the story content.

The same thing with Norman Lear shows on the story content and how it was used on the air. Especially during a family hour at the 8 pm slot.

If you missed the episode either catch it on demand or they may repeat it, during the Memorial Day weekend.

Tim Conway He Made us Laugh

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Tim Conway passed away at the age of 85,  May 14, 2019. the six-time Emmy winning for The Carol Burnett Show, he has won for best writing and performance of the show, is battling a medical conditon called Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.  Something with fluid in brain. He will be missed. 

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Conway’s wife, Charlene is planning to move him out of the excellent skilled nursing facility he is currently at and place him in one that won’t give him access to registered nurses at all times. His caregiver and speech therapist is helping him swallowing food.

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Kelly. Conway’s daughter mention that her dad cannot provide for his personal needs anymore. His health and food are not good. He can’t dress anymore. He is totally unresponsive.

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Tim Conway is a graduate of Chagrin Falls High. He went to Bowling Green State University in 1956. He joined the army for two years. In 1959, he was hired to write promotional spots at KYW ( now WKYC), where he met Ernie Anderson hosted a program called Horror host Ghoulardi, the two became close friends and partners.  

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Sally Rogers, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” spotted Conway during a visit to Cleveland. She raved about him to Steve Allen, who hired Conway for his NBC show. “McHale’s Navy” followed in 1964, then “The Carol Burnett Show.”

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Conway was a writer and performer for The Carol Burnett show in which he won six Emmys from the show. He was a brilliant comedic writer and performer. He made appearances in Married… With Children, Mad About You, Glee, Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly.

Please pray for Tim Conway’s Health.

Viacom International Studios

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The 88,000-square-foot studio will serve production for network brands, such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central. Their goals to help “global productions in multiple languages.” Including daily scripted series, music special, game shows and short-form content for mobile and digital platforms.

Viacom is already produced shows for  Nickelodeon’s telenovela Every Witch Way, Grachi, Talia in the Kitchen,  and I am Frankie.

“We have had terrific success with the recent live-action productions we have coming from Miami, and we are very excited to be committed to doing more,” said Cyma Zarghami, president Viacom Kids and Family “We are constantly looking for new creative ideas and content formats that allow us to tell stories in a completely different way, and this facility will certainly forward that effort.”

The studio has two 15,000-square-foot sound stages, 12 post-production rooms, 16 dressing rooms, 6-star dressing room, two make-up rooms, two-green rooms, production offices, commissary seating for up to 200. Warehouse space with wardrobe rooms with washing and dryers and rooms to accommodate other places such as boardrooms.

This is a great for filmmaking too. Florida is a beautiful state, and they have beautiful location shots including the beaches. Check them out here. And here too.

Sources say by one of the actors, the building is built over a gravesite. So, if it is big, and covers a lot of space. It took over a grave site.

Freaky Friday The Musical

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People may like it, or people will love it and before we swap our bodies with our children, make sure they take a bath. This version of Freaky Friday the musical is one of the best, and it is based on a Broadway play in 2016. The musical numbers were fantastic and entirely different than the rest of the remakes from the past.  The previous movies were 1976 with Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster, 1995 Shelly Long and Gabby Hoffman, and 2003 Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. They should make another one, and this time with guys in the leading roles, that would be more interesting to watch.

Heidi Blickenstaff

Heidi Blickenstaff is a Tony Award Nominee for Something Rotten (2015), and she had a recurring role as Katherine, the mother, in the stage version of Freaky Friday at the Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia. She is fantastic in it.

Cozi Zuehlsdorff

Cozi Zuehlsdorf, she wrote the opening song to Freaky Friday at the beginning of the movie in the title sequence. She is known for Dolphin tale 1 & 2, (2011 & 2014) and she has been seen in numerous in commercials and tv shows. She is fantastic. I hope she gets a recurring role on TV where she can display her talent.  

Jason Maybaum

Jason Maybaum he is known for Raven’s Home on the Disney Channel as Levi.

Alex Désert

Alex Désert is best known in Station 19 on ABC, Alexander and the Terrible no good, Very Bad day, The Flash CW (2016 – 2017), and Invisible sister (2015)

Ricky He

Ricky He, he is known for Trial & Error (2018) NBC, and Blurt (2018)

Dara Rene

Dara Rene this is her first Disney movie, and she was fantastic.  

As you may know, the mother and her rebellious 16-year old daughter swap bodies through the magical power of a treasure hourglass. When it accidentally shatters, they must search for a matching hourglass in a game called The Hunt where high schoolers go hunting around the community to find treasures in the city. And possibly find the hourglass so they can return to their own bodies within one day. It’s entirely different from the previous movies, but the plot remains the same. An interesting take of the film.

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So watch the musical version of Freaky Friday! It is currently playing on the Disney Channel.

Strangers Things

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Do you believe in ESP? Mutant powers? Did you know Stranger Things explore the concept of ESP during the 1970’s and 1980’s, which is basically true. The government were testing people that they had ESP to spy on other countries, this is way before the internet ever invented.

Eleven, Millie Bobby Brown, Emmy nominated actress for Stranger Things, has a psychic ability able to manipulate objects. Her castmates are

 

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Winona Ryder, David Harbor, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Natalia Dryer, Caleb McLaughlin, Charlie Heaton, Gaten Matarazoo, and Sadie Sink.

According to the producer of the show, it is based on place in Montauk, New York called Camp Hero; it’s a secret government facility that conducts human experiment testing to fight in the Cold War, mainly it’s ESP and the supernatural.

If you haven’t seen it check the DVDs here.

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The new season will start between 2018 and 2019.

13 Reason Why: Season one – The Review

A teenage girl named Hannah Baker kills herself and leaves behind a set of cassette tapes which identify 13 reasons—and accordingly, 13 people—from her high school who she considers responsible for her suicide. The story is told over the course of 13 episodes, in flashbacks from Hannah’s point of view and from the present-day perspective of another student, Clay, who had a crush on Hannah and spends most of the show grappling with the secrets he learns on the tapes and confronting the people involved.

I have seen all of the episodes, and it is quite intriguing to watch, and it is worth seeing it again before the new season starts soon. The actors and the story are incredible and compelling and good looking too. It’s mesmerizing to watch happens next.

Get 13 Reasons Why: Season One

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Ballers Season 3 Review

Dwayne Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, a retired NFL player who must navigate his new career of choice as the financial manager of other NFL players while dealing with the possibility that his football career has left him with a traumatic brain injury.

I have seen, and it is a funny and interesting show to watch. It had me laughing. Get the DVD and binge the series before Season four starts this summer!

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